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This is a list of submitted surnames in which the person who added the name is LuzC.
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GRAEFDutch, German
Name used to denote the chairman of a town council. Compare Graf.
GRAFJewish, Yiddish
Ornamental name selected, like Herzog and other words denoting titles, because of their aristocratic connotations.
Occupational name from Middle English greyve "steward", from Old Norse greifi or Low German greve
Topographic name, a variant of Grove.
Topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of gravelly soil, from Old French grave "gravel" (of Celtic origin).
Either from the northern form of Graf, but more commonly a topographic name from Middle Low German grave "ditch", "moat", "channel", or a habitational name from any of several places in northern Germany named with this word.
GRAVESFrench, English
Topographic name from the plural of Old French grave "gravel"
GRAVESEnglish, French
English: patronymic from Grave.
GROBJewish, Yiddish
From Yiddish grob. May also mean "fat".
A nickname for a strong, heavy man, or for a lout, from Middle High German g(e)rop "coarse".
French spelling, often found in Canada, of Groult, Grould, possibly reduced forms of Gréoul, a personal name of Germanic origin, composed of the elements gred "hunger" + wolf, wulf "wolf".
GROVEEnglish, American
Americanized spelling of the French surname Le Grou(x)or Le Greux (see Groulx)
Variation of Graf.
Name from any of several places named Grove or Groven, which derive their name from Middle Low Germany grove ‘ditch’, ‘channel’. In some cases the name is a Dutch or Low German form of Grube.
Name for someone who lived by a grove or thicket, Middle English grove, Old English graf.
Name for someone who lived in a depression or hollow, from Middle High German gruobe "pit", "hollow". See also Gruber.
From the personal name Grubo.